Reviews

40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club Reviews

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Any current or graduated member of the club is welcome to leave a review and let other teachers know what to expect.

I Failed a Wonderful Program

Go with the “if you do one thing”, and work from there. Yes, master teachers know how to work overtime, BUT that does not mean that 60+ hours is a badge of excellence. BTW, you can try it again, and again until you have settled into a realistic and balanced work week.

Worth Every Penny!!

As a 42 year old, mother of 6, I felt completely overwhelmed heading into my 1st year of teaching. I was extremely worried that my children would feel neglected as I waded through my first year in the trenches. Fortunately, I stumbled onto this program and thought, “It can’t hurt. The membership fee is a small price to pay if it buys me time with my family.” And that’s exactly what it did! My contract hours are 7:30 – 3:30, and after the first few months, that’s about what I was working. Most days I arrived home before my children! Angela taught me how to efficiently set up my classroom and keep things self-running. I looked forward to her weekly podcasts, and everything seemed to come exactly when I needed it. I have referred this program to fellow teachers who have marveled at the way I’ve been able to step into things so comfortably. It was definitely the best money I could have spent heading into my teaching career. Thank you, Angela!!

Life Saver

The club is worth much, much more than the cost! I’ve been teaching 30 years and, as time went on, I found I was working MORE. New teachers were having an easier time with efficiency than I was. Every single week, I learned many useful, practical concepts that helped me to look at my job as more pleasant and less overwhelming. I’ve been the gym several times per week and have less stress.

Trust the process

When I first discovered the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club I was both excited and skeptical. All good teachers work very hard and are time strapped. I didn’t want another “magic wand”, so I took my time reading about the resources, reading reviews, thinking and reflecting about what I need to be better and eventually joined the July 2018 cohort. What I most love about Angela’s club is that she truly under-promises and over-delivers. I found a lot of things I could apply to my teaching situation right away (better organization, time management, creative lesson ideas) and there is more to discover and uncover. One of the best things is that you get a lifetime membership so you can go back and dig into resources you don’t have time for during the school year. Summer is the great reflection and learning time for me and I am taking time to learn, savor and apply the many ideas. By the way, the numerous TPT bonuses are icing on this very rich professional development cake! All learning takes courage – Angela, like all great teachers, will ENCOURAGE you. Well worth the investment.

Work in progress

I LOVE the club! I am a work in progress in this club for several reasons. One, I think none of us can keep up with everything the club has to offer so we do the things that are most important to us at the time. We have time to go back and tweek another area later. Two, I am working on not being a perfectionist but doing the things that have the most impact and letting some things “slide”. Three, my dad passed away three months after I started and threw me for a loop. I didn’t even look at the emails for a couple of months. When I got my feet back under me I skimmed the months that I missed, picked out the things I could handle at the time and moved on knowing that I will pick them up next year as I have access to the materials forever. What I got this year was totally worth the time and money I invested. What I will continue to get will just keep fine tuning me.

My best year of teaching

This club taught me to take control of my job instead of letting my job control me. Even if I didn’t look at all club materials every week, I have kept up and made changes. I used the club heavily over the summer, and started the year off strong. When I had trouble doing all club materials in the second semester, I would skim through them and look at the most important points as identified by Angela. This strong start and further maintenance made this my best year of teaching ever, and it’s my fourteenth. This summer will definitely be another “club summer” so that I go back in the fall refreshed but ready. Thanks for everything.

Look forward to using it next year too

I signed up based on a reddit suggestion after a very tough 2017-18 school year, feeling inept after teaching children 18 years and overall 30 years (adults before that). It was very helpful with ideas that I put to use early in the year and a couple mid-year until my 15 boys/4 girls classroom simply exhausted me and I was too tired to spend time keeping up. I did follow the Facebook page and I signed up for the graduate program. I liked the Facebook feed best. Angela’s substitute lesson plans were a lifesaver after a family tragedy kept me coming and going. The substitutes followed them easily and the children enjoyed them!

From good to great!

I was already pretty productive, but the Big 5 and the weekly audio lessons took it to a whole new level. I think the most impactful things for me we’re to relax my standards to a level where no one would notice but me and that 80% done by someone else was better than 100% done by me. Mind = blown! Thank you, Angela. I loved the club materials and your were podcasts were icing on the cake. You rock. Keep up the good work.

An absolute blessing for an older, first year teacher

I was a first year teacher this last year, and teaching is my second career. I have 4 kiddos, upper elementary through 20s, as well as grandchildren. I knew that I didn’t want to get so bogged down with first year teacher life that I didn’t have time for them. I found this club, and while I didn’t keep up all year long, knowing I could access it later, the July, August, and September material got me started down the right path. I was able to start my classroom with great organization and work tips, and I often left school before many of the other teachers. I picked back up regularly toward the end of the school year, and it helped the end of year process go well. This summer I used her lists to map out what I needed to get done for home and school. I feel so much freedom in knowing I can have fun days with my kids, because I know when I will get other things done, including going through the weeks I missed. I’m on track to be caught up before school starts mid-August. This club has been such a blessing in my first year as a teacher.

Valuable resource

I am first year teacher and was introduced by a teacher who has been teaching for 10 years. I am thankful that I have been introduced to this. It has been very valuable to me and I have listened sometimes over and over to things that I need help on. I would say this is valuable for any teacher no matter if they are just starting out or have been teaching for a while.